Uttar Pradesh CM's Intervention on Delayed Property Registries
By Bricksnwall | 2023-06-26
NOIDA: A delegation comprising members from the Noida Federation of Apartment Owners Associations (NOFAA), New Era Flat Owners Welfare Association (NEFOWA), and Federation of Noida and Greater Noida Apartment Owners Association recently met with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to address the prolonged delay in property registries on the Gautam Buddha University (GBU) campus in Greater Noida.
The delegation highlighted the alarming number of over 2.5 lakh pending registries, some pending for a decade or more. They requested the appointment of a nodal officer from the administration to act as an intermediary between builders, residents, and authorities, aiming to prevent further delays. The team also called for stringent action against builders responsible for completed projects where registries remain pending. Assuring the team, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath pledged to take the necessary steps to resolve the issue.
Rajiva Singh, President of NOFAA, stated, "We had a brief meeting with the Chief Minister at GBU, where we submitted our petition concerning builder-related issues. We emphasized the urgent need for speedy solutions regarding pending registries and suggested the appointment of a nodal officer to facilitate the process."
Rajesh Sahay, Secretary General of NOFAA, highlighted the predicament faced by homebuyers who have diligently paid all applicable charges but still lack possession of their homes due to builders' outstanding dues and penalties. Sahay stressed the urgency of finding a middle ground through a long-term strategy.
In order to expedite registries for over 50,000 flats, the delegation proposed granting builders a one-time relief from the Noida Authority or recovering dues by attaching their assets or properties.
Abhishek Kumar, President of NEFOWA, added, "We urged the Chief Minister to hold all builders accountable, including those who have absconded, by attaching their properties for stalling work."
NEFOWA, which has been organizing weekly Sunday protests to highlight the issue of pending registries, also sought relief from police action against homebuyers.
"We brought to the Chief Minister's attention that the police recently filed FIRs against some of the protesting homebuyers. We asserted that we, as law-abiding citizens, have the right to protest for our homes. Therefore, we requested the withdrawal of all police action against homebuyers," stated Shubhra Singh from NEFOWA.
With their grievances and demands conveyed to the Chief Minister, the residents' associations hope for a positive outcome and a resolution to the long-standing issue of delayed property registries.